Welcome to Northeastern!

Beginning July 1, 2022, activate your Northeastern account by claiming it and setting your password. Use the button below to begin the claim process.

Tech Help at Mills College

Need support with activating or setting up your Northeastern account? Reach out through one of the many virtual and on-campus IT support options available to the Mills community. Contact the IT Service Desk anytime for help.

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Visit the Connect to Tech guide to find FAQs and resources you need to navigate technology for teaching, learning, research, and day-to-day life at Northeastern.

Northeastern Account FAQs

How do I get access to Northeastern systems?

Your Northeastern username and password will provide access to many of Northeastern’s most frequently used sites and services. Claim your Northeastern account and set your password beginning July 1, 2022.  

What is Duo and how do I set it up?

Duo is Northeastern’s two-factor authentication service, and every Northeastern account holder is required to enroll in it. Please wait approximately 30 minutes after claiming your account; then, visit 2fa.northeastern.edu to enroll in Duo. Once enrolled, manage your Duo 2FA settings at any time. 

Two-factor authentication is an extra layer of security that helps protect your online identity and personal information, as well as institutional research, data, and intellectual property.  

Will my Mills username and password still work? 

Your Mills username and password will continue to work after July 1.  

How do I manage my Northeastern password?

After activating a Northeastern account, update your password or manage account settings anytime using the appropriate link below. 

Do I get a Northeastern email address?  

Yes. A @northeastern.edu email address is provided as part of claiming your Northeastern account and your Northeastern Microsoft 365 license. Visit outlook.office.com to set it up and start using your Northeastern mailbox right away.  

  1. Visit outlook.office.com.  
  1. Enter in your Northeastern account username followed by “@northeastern.edu” and hit next. 
  1. Select Active Directory. 
  1. Use your Northeastern password.  

Learn more about accessing and using your Northeastern Microsoft 365 Email and Calendar

What about my Mills email address? 

Your access to your Mills email account will continue after you claim your Northeastern account. Expect additional information from the university after July 1 about data migration and email transition details.  

What will happen to my Mills email data?

In August, Northeastern will automatically migrate staff and faculty Mills Google email, calendar, and contact data to the associated Northeastern Outlook accounts. Student accounts will be migrated at a later date. The university will turn on email forwarding from @mills.edu addresses to @northeastern.edu addresses as part of the migration. You will receive details about this transition via email closer to your assigned migration date.

If you would like to opt-in to an early migration date, please fill out this form no later than Monday, July 18, 2022.

For more information about what to expect before, during, and after the email migration, see the migration checklist.

How do students, temporary employees, or guests who work with me get Northeastern accounts? 

Mills guest account holders who need a Northeastern account that includes email and a Microsoft 365 license should request a Northeastern sponsored account. As part of requesting a sponsored account, guests must identify a Northeastern full-time, benefits-eligible employee as their sponsor. Requested sponsors must agree to it and then approve the request before the account request may be processed by the university. Learn more about submitting a sponsored request account.

Where can I find my NUID number? 

Your NUID is your Northeastern employee ID number. It’s available in your Workday profile, as well as on your myNortheastern portal